2018 LCDC Telluride
July 25th - July 29th
Photo Credit: Emily Reiten
The 200LCDC in Telluride
Our 2018 event in beautiful Telluride was another one for the record books. In total we had around 40 vehicles and nearly 100 people who participated in this year’s event.
Elite Land Cruisers kicked things off in style by sponsoring our opening event at the New Sheridan Bar in downtown Telluride. Todd and crew were generous with their time and money, buying round-after-round of drinks along with gift bags featuring a snapback Elite Land Cruisers hat.
200-Series Land Cruisers were crawling, sometimes out of control, throughout the San Juans from Thursday through Sunday. Some trail highlights include Matt (ethernectar) leading a large group over Imogene and Black Bear that included several folks who were new to the area as well as to wheeling in general. Well done! The lead story from the first day is without a doubt group four’s epic adventure which consisted of the entire Alpine Loop plus a twilight run down Black Bear which you can read about in this article published in Toyota Cruiser and Trucks magazine. Yet another group tackled moderately-technical Mineral Creek and Poughkeepsie Gulch before heading back via Corkscrew Pass.
On day two Jackson and Amory from Slee Offroad led a skills and technique training day in the national forests above Telluride on and around Last Dollar Road. A small group heading up Mineral Creek encountered a sticky situation that involved a pretty technical recovery; fortunately, all vehicles and people came out unscathed thanks to group efforts. You can read more about it on Matt’s website. Two groups experienced Black Bear on the second day and both were greeted by a herd of sheep hanging out on the east side of the pass. After a busy couple days of wheeling most folks opted for a lighter day on Saturday. Separate groups did Clear Lake and Alta Lakes while another took on Imogene.
Official event activities concluded with the Slee Offroad sponsored dinner at Fat Alley BBQ in Telluride. The food was great while the drinks and conversations flowed as people recounted the highlights of the event and speculated what the fifth anniversary event in 2019 would bring.
Thanks to Matt F, Matt G, Ken, Emily, Larry, Jeff, and Cole for the sharing the photos above.
Thanks for Joining!
Thank you to all who joined the event this year with a special high-five to all the first-timers. It's always great to catch up with old friends and make new ones while running trails in a beautiful place.
Welcome to 1st timers!
steve578, JohnJB, THELIRA, pismojim, RyanR, gomez268, JZelnick, sterlingmossy, GeorgeN, bloc, jeffrey soukup, Smittycrusher, HoovHartid, laserturbo91, Poupon, jonharis
2nd LCDC - You came back!
mcgaskins, linuxgod, dc916cruiser, The Woodz, Vapilotda, elkeye, ohnoitsbreaux, Romer
Markuson, texaz, indycole, ethernectar, schob24, WillyBeamin
Codyaustin5, kreiten, Atwalz, BTUMAN, Steenh, sleeoffroad
Thanks to Our Sponsors!
The event was sponsored by our friends at Slee Offroad located in Golden, CO. Slee Offroad offers the largest range of speciality products for 200 Series Land Cruisers in the United States including a completely new rear bumper design, sliders, and mounting brackets for compressors and batteries. In addition to their in-house products, Slee Offroad can outfit virtually all aspects of your vehicle as they are a stockist for ARB, OME, TJM, Front Runner, Rotopax, Equipt Expedition Outfitters, Rhino Rack, Nitro, Rigid, Lightforce, Icon, James Baroud, and more. Thanks again to Christo, Jackson, and Amory for sponsoring the group dinner as well as leading folks on the trail.
Elite Land Cruisers offers turn-key, rare, rugged and professionally restored vintage Land Cruisers that are museum quality without the six figure price tag from other leading professional restorers. What sets them apart is their passion for Land Cruisers and everything they stand for, the detailed full frame off quality and immediate availability on any of the Land Cruisers in their inventory. You don't have to wait a year and pay upfront before owning your dream Land Cruiser.
ARB was back with a second year of supporting our event. ARB offers a full suite of 200-Series products to improve your offroad experience, including bumpers, sliders, skid plates, onboard air compressors, air lockers, snorkels, fridge/freezers, drawer systems, roof racks, suspension systems from OME, and a ton of accessories. The ARB team will be provided gift bags featuring their sought-after recovery gloves this year.